The maker of Four Loko will no longer sell alcoholic beverages that contain caffeine, among other concessions agreed to by Phusion Projects as part of a settlement with 20 states and San Francisco to resolve allegations that it improperly marketed flavored malt beverages to young people and encouraged alcohol abuse. As part of the agreement, the company will pay $400,000 to each of the involved states and reform its advertising practices to help prevent those under 21 from buying alcoholic products. FDA banned caffeine in alcoholic beverages in 2010 and continues to take interest in regulating caffeine as a food additive.
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